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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    Originally posted by Orange357
    nah..I do that same thing..I evaluated everyone at my job, so far since one guy left, Im on top of that ****.
    I'm going to need a lot of supplements and more workouts to be top dog. So well done!

    Me /pwn1ng by Xian Rookie's journal Rookie's Picture Thread

    Damn right you will be! We don't mess around down here. Liquor and Steel, that's what we're all about -Casey

    ROFL, oh man - I usually wait until I'm on the freeway to do that. What an idiot! -teufy doing what he does best.

    You aren't strong enough or pretty enough to train in the evenings with us...better stick to noon workouts with the rest of the geriatrics. - pup

    Yeah. I'm a dork. - Teufy

    Better yet, "why should anyone's interpretation of divinity govern modern society?" - Twilo

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    Originally posted by Budiak
    You guys should walk into the average darkroom. I swear to God you'll feel like Superman.
    Anytime, Budiak. I'd love to feel like Superman some day.

    Me /pwn1ng by Xian Rookie's journal Rookie's Picture Thread

    Damn right you will be! We don't mess around down here. Liquor and Steel, that's what we're all about -Casey

    ROFL, oh man - I usually wait until I'm on the freeway to do that. What an idiot! -teufy doing what he does best.

    You aren't strong enough or pretty enough to train in the evenings with us...better stick to noon workouts with the rest of the geriatrics. - pup

    Yeah. I'm a dork. - Teufy

    Better yet, "why should anyone's interpretation of divinity govern modern society?" - Twilo

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    Sunday May 25, 2003


    Meals:
    • M1: Protein & carb drink
      --------- Workout -----------
      M2: Post-Workout drink
      M3: Protein & carb drink
      M4: Protein bars
      M5: BBQ Chicken, yam, broccoli, apple pie
      M6: Popcorn, protein drink
      M7: Cottage Cheese

      Calories high and protein high. God damnit I'll gain some weight yet!


    Training: Pull, Push and Legs -> Leg day 9:00am - 10:20am
    • I forgot my straps today, AGAIN. ugh. I decide to set up shop in the cage today. No assistance needed on the chins, so I could do deads, chins and rows all in there. Felt good!

      Deadlifts: 135x5, 225x3, 275x4, 3, 225x7, 7

      Since I keep changing weights to get the reps up, I really can't figure out if I'm improving with these or not. Last week I did 275x3 and I didn't think that was to failure so I was kinda hoping for more then 4 on the 275. Nope.

      Chins - Curl Grip: BWx7, 6, 2+3

      With the hands shoulder with apart, I got 7 chins. Which is one more than last week but with a different grip. The last set, I decided to try and do a wide grip chin and got two. I quickly went back to the cur-grip and got 3 more. The chins were done between the second last set of deads and the first two sets of barbell rows.

      Barbell Rows: 175x6, 6, 5, 135x10

      Up another 10lbs this week. Progress will be slower now as I really found these tough to keep going and still get full contraction.

      Lat Pulldown Wide Grip: 80x10, 100x6

      Ugh these sucked. 80 was to light and not to failure. 100 although still a bit light, started to hurt both shoulders and wrists. I guess my form sucked, because it got both old injuries going. I think I can stay away from these for a while and use the chins.

      Inclined Dumbell Alternating Curl: 35x8:7, 7:6, 5:4

      So besides the left arm being smaller, it's also weaker. Go figure! Anyway these are 3 reps up from last week.

      Barbell Curls with ez-curl bar: 70x9+1, 8, 7

      I do believe, this is a new pr. Finally, the curls are moving up. I know for all you curl-jockeys who make this their premium exercise of choice, you laugh and snicker at my 70lbs as being a PR, but it is and it felt great. <spit> Note the +1 notation indicates I used a bit of my back, and I do mean a little bit, to get the bar up for the finally rep. No way I wanted this to stop.

      Hypers: 35x10, 10

      Done!


    Comments:

    I've got a busy week again this week. Tons of meetings are being scheduled and few will be all day and into the evening. So I've decided to work Chest tomorrow night instead of Tuesday. Legs will can now occur on Wednesday. That might make room for a clean up day on Thrusday now instead.

    Me /pwn1ng by Xian Rookie's journal Rookie's Picture Thread

    Damn right you will be! We don't mess around down here. Liquor and Steel, that's what we're all about -Casey

    ROFL, oh man - I usually wait until I'm on the freeway to do that. What an idiot! -teufy doing what he does best.

    You aren't strong enough or pretty enough to train in the evenings with us...better stick to noon workouts with the rest of the geriatrics. - pup

    Yeah. I'm a dork. - Teufy

    Better yet, "why should anyone's interpretation of divinity govern modern society?" - Twilo

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    book your workouts into your calendar just like client meetings

    force your co-workers to schedule around you.

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    Originally posted by rookiebldr


    I'm going to need a lot of supplements and more workouts to be top dog. So well done!

    yes..:evillaugh
    ...watch me reap of what I sow....

    and BOOM goes the dynomite!

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    BTW did you email me, if so i deleted it with the porn.
    ...watch me reap of what I sow....

    and BOOM goes the dynomite!

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    Originally posted by Callahan
    book your workouts into your calendar just like client meetings

    force your co-workers to schedule around you.
    I do as much as I can, believe me. I get in far more mid-day workouts then I should esp since it takes 20mins to get to the gym. But, I have one bad week a month where I tend to run the meetings with people who are off-site, so it's back to the evening ****. However, the I will not be stalled, if I have to workout at 11:00pm and sleep throught the meetings, then so biet.

    Me /pwn1ng by Xian Rookie's journal Rookie's Picture Thread

    Damn right you will be! We don't mess around down here. Liquor and Steel, that's what we're all about -Casey

    ROFL, oh man - I usually wait until I'm on the freeway to do that. What an idiot! -teufy doing what he does best.

    You aren't strong enough or pretty enough to train in the evenings with us...better stick to noon workouts with the rest of the geriatrics. - pup

    Yeah. I'm a dork. - Teufy

    Better yet, "why should anyone's interpretation of divinity govern modern society?" - Twilo

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    Originally posted by Orange357
    BTW did you email me, if so i deleted it with the porn.
    No, I didn't yet. However, how the **** could you delete the porn?

    I'll do that now.... *goes to hotmail, saves porn to hard disk, makes room for reply by Orange.
    Last edited by rookiebldr; 05-26-2003 at 08:15 AM.

    Me /pwn1ng by Xian Rookie's journal Rookie's Picture Thread

    Damn right you will be! We don't mess around down here. Liquor and Steel, that's what we're all about -Casey

    ROFL, oh man - I usually wait until I'm on the freeway to do that. What an idiot! -teufy doing what he does best.

    You aren't strong enough or pretty enough to train in the evenings with us...better stick to noon workouts with the rest of the geriatrics. - pup

    Yeah. I'm a dork. - Teufy

    Better yet, "why should anyone's interpretation of divinity govern modern society?" - Twilo

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    Nice work Rookie! Rows are looking great man. Good work on the curl jockey as well. I tend to use a little bit of back as well. I find it actually helps me to be able to go heavier and/or push an extra couple of reps as long as they all aren't like that.

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    yo rookie- didnt know we were so close in age.
    keep pounding away

    ybw

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    We need a bb row competition, Im at about the same weight on those as you are.
    ...watch me reap of what I sow....

    and BOOM goes the dynomite!

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    Originally posted by Mik
    Nice work Rookie! Rows are looking great man. Good work on the curl jockey as well. I tend to use a little bit of back as well. I find it actually helps me to be able to go heavier and/or push an extra couple of reps as long as they all aren't like that.
    I'm trying everything I can to push these a bit more. Until we can workout together again and I can get some real assistance. I think Mik, the next we together, let's make sure we do some forced reps.

    Me /pwn1ng by Xian Rookie's journal Rookie's Picture Thread

    Damn right you will be! We don't mess around down here. Liquor and Steel, that's what we're all about -Casey

    ROFL, oh man - I usually wait until I'm on the freeway to do that. What an idiot! -teufy doing what he does best.

    You aren't strong enough or pretty enough to train in the evenings with us...better stick to noon workouts with the rest of the geriatrics. - pup

    Yeah. I'm a dork. - Teufy

    Better yet, "why should anyone's interpretation of divinity govern modern society?" - Twilo

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    Originally posted by YoBrickWall
    yo rookie- didnt know we were so close in age.
    keep pounding away

    ybw
    I did realize that either, until just recently. However, you've been at it a lot longer then I and it definitely shows, so props to you. I'll keep pounding away and slowly those gains will come - they must come, damnit!

    Me /pwn1ng by Xian Rookie's journal Rookie's Picture Thread

    Damn right you will be! We don't mess around down here. Liquor and Steel, that's what we're all about -Casey

    ROFL, oh man - I usually wait until I'm on the freeway to do that. What an idiot! -teufy doing what he does best.

    You aren't strong enough or pretty enough to train in the evenings with us...better stick to noon workouts with the rest of the geriatrics. - pup

    Yeah. I'm a dork. - Teufy

    Better yet, "why should anyone's interpretation of divinity govern modern society?" - Twilo

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    Originally posted by Orange357
    We need a bb row competition, Im at about the same weight on those as you are.
    I suspect that my form is starting to break down at bit at that weight since I still trying to figure out the hand placement and body placement to work the back the best way with this exercise. I'll need to go study the videos again!


    Then move over, dude, I'll blow you away. Muhahahahaha

    Me /pwn1ng by Xian Rookie's journal Rookie's Picture Thread

    Damn right you will be! We don't mess around down here. Liquor and Steel, that's what we're all about -Casey

    ROFL, oh man - I usually wait until I'm on the freeway to do that. What an idiot! -teufy doing what he does best.

    You aren't strong enough or pretty enough to train in the evenings with us...better stick to noon workouts with the rest of the geriatrics. - pup

    Yeah. I'm a dork. - Teufy

    Better yet, "why should anyone's interpretation of divinity govern modern society?" - Twilo

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    Good work old man. Been busy reading up on home theater stuff and digicams, but now have more time to check up on other ppls progress.

    Looks like you are coming along quite a bit. Looks like you'll be able to keep up pretty well if we ever have another WBB meet.

    Leg strength is coming along nicely.
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    Originally posted by ElPietro
    Good work old man. Been busy reading up on home theater stuff and digicams, but now have more time to check up on other ppls progress.
    old man, eh! And then not reading my journal. I hope you've finally found a good home theater for our basement.

    Originally posted by ElPietro
    Looks like you are coming along quite a bit. Looks like you'll be able to keep up pretty well if we ever have another WBB meet.

    Leg strength is coming along nicely.
    Dam straight I'll be able to keep up, cane and all. And what's the "if", it's when we have another WBB meet. Besides, you, Scott and I need to get our workout in soon.

    Me /pwn1ng by Xian Rookie's journal Rookie's Picture Thread

    Damn right you will be! We don't mess around down here. Liquor and Steel, that's what we're all about -Casey

    ROFL, oh man - I usually wait until I'm on the freeway to do that. What an idiot! -teufy doing what he does best.

    You aren't strong enough or pretty enough to train in the evenings with us...better stick to noon workouts with the rest of the geriatrics. - pup

    Yeah. I'm a dork. - Teufy

    Better yet, "why should anyone's interpretation of divinity govern modern society?" - Twilo

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    Nice job on chins and bb rows. Your gonna catch up to me on rows! Althogh I've only been doing them for like a month. Still bah!!

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    I don't generally workout on the weekend, but could make an exception. Saturday morning until about 1:30 I'm in class though. And after that Cal plays his girly ball for the rest of the afternoon. So probably sunday is better I'm guessing.
    Deadlifts are like women, they'll hurt you everytime, but they'll also make you a man. - Me

    Friends don't let friends do dumbell kickbacks. - Me

    ElP is the smartest man in the world. - Gyno Rhino

    A low voter turnout is an indication of fewer people going to the polls. -- Dan Quayle

    If do right, no can defense. -- Mr. Miyagi

    Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey:

    I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate. And I can picture us attacking that world, because they'd never expect it.

    Is there anything more beautiful than a beautiful, beautiful flamingo, flying across in front of a beautiful sunset? And he's carrying a beautiful rose in his beak, and also he's carrying a very beautiful painting with his feet. And also, you're drunk.

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    Monday May 26, 2003

    Heathj: OMFG, maybe I am getting stronger.

    Pete: I'll PM or e-mail you and we'll work something out.

    Meals:
    • M1: Protein shake, oatmeal
      M2: Protein & carb drink
      M3: Two cans of tuna, yam, broccoli
      M4: Protein bar
      M5: Pasta with tomatoes, tuna
      M6: Some carbs and a Gatorade.
      --------- Workout -----------
      M2: Post-Workout drink

      Calories a bit low (3200) and 375g of protein. I'll try and do better tomorrow.


    Training: Pull, Push and Legs -> Push day 11:15pm - 12:30am
    • Barbell Bench: 45x5, 135x4, 175x4, 165x6, 4

      Although technically not an improvement over two weeks ago, this time I didn't have a spotter. Shoulder is still a bit bothersome. Next week, I need to get more reps on the 175!

      Incline Dumbell Press: 40x4, 70x6, 4, 60x6

      This time I could do some incline pressing. I wanted to make sure I got the motion right and feel the effect on the shoulder before I pressed with the 70's. The 70's felt great! Maybe a bit unsteady, but I was able to power my way through them.

      Dips: BW+10x7, 6 BWx5

      I managed to increase the reps by a few on these. Still not very elegant.

      Flat Dumbell Flies: 35x9, 40x5, 4

      It's been a while since I did these. I was still looking for a finishing exercise to finish the chest. That maybe the first time I've used the 40's for this exercise.

      Double Handed-Single Dumbell Extensions: 60x8, 9, 6

      This was an increase in reps and I started these earlier in the routine from last week.

      v-grip Pushdowns: 130x10, 140x6, 4

      One more for the stack.

      I did one more tri exercise and I was done.


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    nope.
    Last edited by rookiebldr; 05-27-2003 at 08:59 PM.

    Me /pwn1ng by Xian Rookie's journal Rookie's Picture Thread

    Damn right you will be! We don't mess around down here. Liquor and Steel, that's what we're all about -Casey

    ROFL, oh man - I usually wait until I'm on the freeway to do that. What an idiot! -teufy doing what he does best.

    You aren't strong enough or pretty enough to train in the evenings with us...better stick to noon workouts with the rest of the geriatrics. - pup

    Yeah. I'm a dork. - Teufy

    Better yet, "why should anyone's interpretation of divinity govern modern society?" - Twilo

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    ...this weekend is actually very good for me... I could be up for something Sunday, or Saturday after 4.

    Let me know.

    good job on the pushdowns, rook! According to Budiak, doing the stack on any exercise is beneficial for your genital size.

    and Jesus, how can you get any get-up-and-go so late! Wow!

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    This saturday would be best for me. Any chance you can make it earlier than 4pm? I know my gym closes I think at 6 on saturday. Either of your guys gyms open later? Sunday I may be a tad busy, but may be able to work it.

    Also, are we supposed to be posting pics on sunday? Or how's it gonna work. New thread, journals? Lemme know. I should get my cam tonight or tomorrow, just confirmed it's on a truck arriving at mississauga henrys at 2pm today.
    Last edited by ElPietro; 05-27-2003 at 09:00 AM.
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    ElP is the smartest man in the world. - Gyno Rhino

    A low voter turnout is an indication of fewer people going to the polls. -- Dan Quayle

    If do right, no can defense. -- Mr. Miyagi

    Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey:

    I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate. And I can picture us attacking that world, because they'd never expect it.

    Is there anything more beautiful than a beautiful, beautiful flamingo, flying across in front of a beautiful sunset? And he's carrying a beautiful rose in his beak, and also he's carrying a very beautiful painting with his feet. And also, you're drunk.

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    my digicam died so maybe we can take pics with yours on Sat?

    I'm very reluctant to give up my football if I can at all help it...

    my gym (GoodLife) locations are open 8-6 on Sat/Sun

    still, isn't 4pm early enough? I mean that's still 2 hours right?

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    Yeah I guess so. Did you want to meet at my gym at 4 then? I can always come with rookie and meet up with you. It's not very hard to find, just hop on the DVP and you can get there in probably 10 minutes or so from where you play football. Plenty of parking, unlike your gym, which would probably be a hassle for Jeff and I.

    I can bring my camera if you want. I'll probably take pictures on sunday, but if you want we can get some snaps of you at the gym.

    Or if you anticipate getting a cam soon, we can postpone the pics for a week or whatever. Lemme know, I'm flexible.
    Deadlifts are like women, they'll hurt you everytime, but they'll also make you a man. - Me

    Friends don't let friends do dumbell kickbacks. - Me

    ElP is the smartest man in the world. - Gyno Rhino

    A low voter turnout is an indication of fewer people going to the polls. -- Dan Quayle

    If do right, no can defense. -- Mr. Miyagi

    Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey:

    I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate. And I can picture us attacking that world, because they'd never expect it.

    Is there anything more beautiful than a beautiful, beautiful flamingo, flying across in front of a beautiful sunset? And he's carrying a beautiful rose in his beak, and also he's carrying a very beautiful painting with his feet. And also, you're drunk.

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    Jeff you really don't have any say in this, as it would screw up the plans. So basically just smile and nod your head to whatever Scott and I agree to.

    If you want I'll call you friday night and we can make arrangements. You'd be driving right by my place so if you want we can park your car and I'll drive from there, makes sense to take one car.

    Let's get this sorted.
    Deadlifts are like women, they'll hurt you everytime, but they'll also make you a man. - Me

    Friends don't let friends do dumbell kickbacks. - Me

    ElP is the smartest man in the world. - Gyno Rhino

    A low voter turnout is an indication of fewer people going to the polls. -- Dan Quayle

    If do right, no can defense. -- Mr. Miyagi

    Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey:

    I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate. And I can picture us attacking that world, because they'd never expect it.

    Is there anything more beautiful than a beautiful, beautiful flamingo, flying across in front of a beautiful sunset? And he's carrying a beautiful rose in his beak, and also he's carrying a very beautiful painting with his feet. And also, you're drunk.

    Current FFFA Enforcer

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    I think I can commit to being at your gym by 430 pm on Sat... I can take Bloor across to the DVP and then up, I think.

    bring your camera
    and my $100.

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